Blog of Trace's progress training 4-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Irish Draught x Egyptian Arabian) Scarlett Coille Mor.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Hanging out under apple trees today.
How fickle the Santa Fe weather can be! Yesterday blowing snow. Today we got nice sunny with a cool breeze (but as I'm writing this at dark more snowflakes are falling). Mercy and Delilah accompanied us on a ride out at the gallop track/front big field. This time I let go of Scarlett's mouth a lot more, and consequently we did 2.5 miles in rather short order. (She didn't even get sweaty.) But she did come down to a walk when asked toward the end. Very last, I popped her over a ground pole. To my delight, she jumped the pole, then happily jumped the crossrail that was next, then a curving line to another cross-rail. SHE'S A JUMPER! I was so ecstatic I could dance. We then spent some time just hanging out, hand-grazing under the apple trees at Arrowhead Ranch. I think Scarlett really likes life right now. (Photos by Mercy)